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The Trail Bend Desktop

Reader Spencer put together this custom desktop on his Mac with just the widgets and tools he wanted visible. The wallpaper is one of his own photos, but the rest is easy to get on your own if you want a similar look.

The Arch Terminal Desktop

This linux desktop is an homage to one of our favourite distributions, Arch Linux — and reader KudalGadgil shared it with us in our desktop show and tell pool. Here’s how you can get a similar look.

The Optical Desktop

Frequent contributor JonRedcorn2 switches up his desktops on the reg, and this recent one caught our eye. It’s symmetrical and interesting, and isn’t too busy with widgets and tools. Here’s how you can get the same look.

The Synthwave Desktop

This desktop is actually a second screen, ever so customised with a couple of elements that really fit the theme and give us a dose of that 80s nostalgia. The primary display uses the same desktop, but this one’s the one worth talking about. Here’s what you’ll need to get the same look.

The Desktop Desktop

I have a bit of a soft spot for desktops that actually look like desktops. Alec’s desktop fits the bill nicely, and actually looks like a desk surface, with items in the corners, while there’s still plenty of room to actually work, and a little customisation to make it personal.

The Crashing Waves Desktop

katil10‘s desktop is well-customised, pretty minimal, but also just energetic enough to make us want to sit down and get stuff done. Here’s how it’s all set up, and what you’ll need to get the same beautiful, personalised look.

The Long Road Ahead Desktop

Reader Alec submitted this simple, minimal Mac desktop to our Desktop Showcase, and it’s simple, understated, and looks great. Here’s how you can set it up too.

The Skyscraper Desktop

Our friend joergermeister is running Windows 10 in this desktop, but as always, has it customised to look and work the way he wants it, and the end result looks great. If you like the look — or even just some of the look — here’s how to get it for yourself.

The No Man's Sky Triple Monitor Workspace

Locke’s workspace isn’t designer, or super fancy, it looks like a home office any of us would be happy to call our own. But he does have three displays with a No Man’s Sky wallpaper across them, a comfy chair, a mini-fridge, and space to play his guitar and get creative. That’s why we like it.

The Simple Sunrise Desktop

That’s Windows under there if you couldn’t tell, which means Rainmeter is the tool of the day. If you’re unfamiliar with it, our getting started guide to Rainmeter will help you get your bearings.

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